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Klaudia Szemerey Pataki

Kecskemét hits the right notes to become Hungary FDI hub

According to its mayor, Hungary’s Kecskemét has attracted major companies such as Mercedes-Benz with its flexible, creative and productive workforce. This is thanks to an educational system that combines the Kodály method with a strong vocational focus, she tells Courtney Fingar. 

From Companies

Bringing it all back home: a guide to reshoring manufacturing in the US

The benefits of reversing the offshoring process and bringing manufacturing back to the US are becoming apparent to many companies. But the process must be carefully managed to ensure long-term success, writes Michelle Comerford of location consulting firm BLS & Co.

Apple Ireland

Will Apple windfall be sliced among EU countries?

While Ireland and Apple are appealing a European Commission ruling that their tax arrangements amounted to selective treatment, other European countries are hoping for a share in the recovered €13bn if the decision is upheld. Philippa Maister reports.

Dalya Al Muthanna

View from the C-suite: The key to GE

Attracting a company of the calibre of GE to a country is a goal for most destinations. Courtney Fingar talks to GE's president of Gulf operations, who explains the company's strategy to find the perfect match.

Hungary auto manufacturing

Orbán's Hungary defies the critics to draw in FDI

Hungary’s politics – perceived by some as insular – might have drawn flak, but they have certainly not deterred investors. Officials say the country’s stability is successfully attracting FDI as well as substantial reinvestment, while exports recently hit a high, as Courtney Fingar reports.  

Lexington Medical
From Companies

Massachusetts meets Lexington Medical’s needs

Lexington Medical’s expansion highlights its optimism about the wealth of expertise in the medical device industry in Massachusetts, as the locally incubated company opens a headquarters in the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Investors of the year - Amazon

fDi Investors of the Year 2016

Logistics powerhouses Amazon and Deutsche Post have ranked as fDi Magazine’s top investors for 2016, followed by Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation. Cathy Mullan reports. 

OVH
From Companies

OVH: the next global ISP?

Europe’s main internet service providers are US companies, except for France’s OVH. As the continent’s largest hosting company and the third biggest in the world based on physical services, it still harbours global ambitions.

William Wong
From Companies

View from the C-suite: Kingsoft's adaptable expansion

Kingsoft is a big name in desktop software in its home market of China, but in its overseas ventures has found stiff competition in a dominant Microsoft. Its US-based vice-president of business development tells Michal Kaczmarski how the company has adapted to create a niche for itself away from Asia.

Haier's Qingdao factory
From Companies

China's Haier targets US following Russian success

Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is spreading its reach from Asia to Europe and now the US, with ambitions to become a global household name. Michal Kaczmarski reports on its progress.

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